Thursday, 22 September 2016

Nigerian Navy ships built in China on voyage home for its mission

Nigerian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) NNS UNITY has been completed and they are on their way back to Nigeria.
A handing over departure ceremony was done with Rear Admiral Jacob Ajani (chief of Policy and Plans represented  Chief of Naval staff  in teh ceremony where he thanked President Buhari for all his efforts in the making and departure of the ship.
He noted that the ship wil be added to the other fleet and would strengthen the efforts against all maritime crimes and illegalities in the nation's territorial waters and around. He further stated that areas that were impossible to cover will now be covered by NNS UNITY which will no doubt enhance the Navy’s effectiveness and responsiveness to the maritime security challenges within Nigeria’s waters.
NNS UNITY enroute Nigeria will pay ‘port calls’ on some ports of friendly nations before arriving Nigeria. This will further boost the existing cordial relationship with sister navies around the world and the Gulf of Guinea in particular.

The Naval chief also solicited the maintenance and improved cooperation between Nigeria and the respective China Ship building corporations further beyond the departure of NNS UNITY. The ship departed China today 21 Sep 2016 and expected to arrive Nigeria in the first week of November 2016.


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